Dharamshala: Two leopards, a male of 15 years and female 5 years escaped from their protected area at Gopalpur Wildlife Biological Park, 15 kms from here. The park has been closed for public and a search launched for the big cats.
SDM Palampur Ajit Bhardwaj and DSP Vikas Dhiman have alerted the surrounding Panchami area and asked school staff in the vicinity of the park to be vigilant.
Bhardwaj said that the protected wired enclosure from where leopards escaped was found cut at two places. The police is investigating the matter.
The biological park has 12 leopards and several other animals.